Minecraft ChickenBones Mod [1.5.1]

Minecraft Mods — April 8, 2013, 2:46 PM - 204 Views

In its simplest this is a mod that allows you to transmit your redstone state wirelessly. Even if you dont use redstone this mod could still be for you. Found an awesome landscape you’d like to mark, a cool cave to explore, or keep losing your way from base to base? Ever wished that compass pointed somewhere else or there was a way to mark things on a map. Well now there is. With the wireless addons component of this mod you can use wireless signals for navigation.

The signals are synchronised in a dimension called the Redstone Ether or REther. This dimension has no physical form and purely stores signals. It can be accessed by combining the Interdimensional properties of Obsidian, Glowstone and EnderPearls from the OverWorld, Nether and Ender with redstone to enter the RedstoneEther. There are 5000 different frequencies storing independent state, name and colour. Due to the dimensional nature of the REther signals sent in the nether will translate into the OverWorld and vice versa.

Detailed Information Core

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A frequency in the REther can be made to resonate at a speed equivalent to the wavelength of a certain wavelength of light. You may set the colour of a frequency in the advanced gui by pressing the Phase Shift Button. The colour is a purely aesthetic effect used by the addons for identification in inventory or on the map. The slot above the Phase Shift button will cycle through the items in your inventory. By default the colours are the dyes and redstone is the resetter. Black and white cannot be used. If RedPower is installed the colour setters are the different coloured lumar and white is reset. Note: Colours are purely for easy identification on the addons. They provide no technical properties.

The much requested feature to assign names to frequencies is here. It’s fairly intuitive, just look at the screenshot above.

The transmitter is simple. Power it with redstone and it will broadcast to all receivers on that frequency.

A receiver will power connected devices if there are any transmitters currently active on its frequency.

SMP permissions
There is a fairly complicated permissions system in place for SMP management.

The /freq command can be used to manipulate various cofigurations. Use /freq help to learn what they are and how to use them.

It is advised that the Private Sniffer from the addons module is used for managing private frequencies, as this does not require the player to be an OP.

Frequencies are split into three ranges; public (0-1000), shared (1001-5000) and OP managed.
Public frequencies are there for anyone to do whatever they want with.
Shared frequencies are like public frequencies, however use of the private command a frequency can be locked to just one player.

These ranges can be changed through the freq set and get commands. Also the freq jam/open commands and the freq scan command can be used to allocate ranges of freqs specifically to certain players.

Anyone who doesn’t have permission to access a freq will be shown a greyed out square on their sniffer. They will be unable to set any device to that frequency. However they can still use devices set by other players.
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Bolt Effect
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The Wireless Bolt is generated by jammers and REP’s. The bolt will “jam” any devices nearby preventing them from working. Transmitters will stop transmitting, receivers will stop receiving and any devices a player is carrying will no longer work. Dont worry the effect lasts for a limited time period. For some reason cognitive processing causes a detectable effect in the Redstone Ether and a the bolt will also seek out nearby mobs and players dealing damage in the process. Fortunately more intense cognitive abilities provides some resistance to the effect, so players wont take as much of a blow as that sheep over there. Wreak havoc on your fellow player’s wireless contraptions or make a visually entertaining mob trap.
For those who are intirested, L-Systems.



The remote is a handheld transmitter operated by holding right mouse. The frequency change GUI is opened by right-clicking while sneaking. If a remote is used on a wireless tile it will change the frequency of the tile to that of the remote, useful for setting the frequencies of multiple devices quickly.
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The triangulator is essentially a wireless compass. It will point to the nearest transmitter on the frequency its on. The frequency change GUI is opened by right-clicking while sneaking. If there are no active transmitters in this dimension or you are using a remote at the same time the triangulator wont know where to point.For the techy guys the triangulator doesnt actually point to the nearest transmitter, rather it adds all transmitters on the frequency based on their distance to the player in the ration 1/d therefore if you have 3 transmitters 20 blocks east and 1 transmitter 10 blocks west it will point east. So if you want to confuse someone using a transmitter to mark their way home put 5 somewhere nearby.

Wireless Sniffer
The sniffer is a device that can detect which frequencies are on and show them to you. Incidentally It will also show you which ones you dont have access to in SMP.
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Private Sniffer
The private sniffer is an upgraded version of the normal sniffer. It has main purpose in SMP where you can click on a frequency that is shared to make it private. Private freqs will show as green.
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Wireless Map
The wireless map is pretty self-explanatory. Any transmitters on any frequency will show as beacons on the map, even if they are not visible from the sky.
Posted ImageThere is a green beacon in the desert, an orange beacon in the forest and three red beacons near the center. And yes I’m in a plane.While it would be great to simply make your old maps wireless, problems with the map system make that near impossible. I may make a cartographer mod for copying maps and setting different scales.Wireless Tracker
The wireless tracker is a throwable device that will stick to entities and transmit a signal. Use Sneak+Right Click to set the freq and then throw it. You can then use the map/sniffer/triangulator to track down your target at any time.
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These guys will even stay stuck to players through portals and between logouts. However if an entity is ‘unloaded’ or a player is logged out the tracker will dissapear until the entity returns.

Trackers can be removed from an entity by pulling them off with a sticky piston or by melting the adhesive with fire. Once the tracker is no longer sticky it will spin like an item and can be picked up. Note that the tracker will quickly cool down and revert to it’s normal sticky state.

The Redstone Ether Pulse or REP is essentially the redstone version of an EMP. It is a throwable device that will generate the jamming effect apon impact. A second click with one in hand will detonate an aerial REP. The resulting energy wave will prevent further REPs from being thrown for a few seconds.
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RedPower Integration Plugin Module

Thanks to Eloraam’s kindness she has permitted me to make a RedPower integration module. This allows wireless transmitters, receivers and jammers to be placed on walls and ceilings like the rest of Eloraam’s logic tiles. Yes cover plates and the screwdriver work on them. The block models and wireless capabilities are mine and completely original.
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Note the jammer is supposed to be disabled when powered.Control Integration
Wireless Recievers and Transmitters will connect to Ribbon Cables on the sides. Sneake-Clicking with a screwdriver will open up the gui to set the BusID.Simply use IOXADDR to set the device as target and use IOX! to set the frequency of the device.

ComputerCraft Integration
Wireless Recievers and Transmitters can be used as a computercraft peripheral when placed next to a computer. Use them like you would any other peripheral. The methods are setFreq(frequency) and getFreq()


How to install ChickenBones Mod for Minecraft 1.5.1:

  • Install Mod for Windows
  1. You need Minecraft Forge
  2. Open your minecraft.jar file. This can be found here: C:\Users\(insert computer name here)\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin. It can also be found by searching for “%appdata%” in your start menu. Once you have searched for “%appdata%,” you have to follow the same path as stated above. Open your minecraft.jar with Winrar by simply dragging the .jar into Winrar.
  3. Open the .zip/.rar/folder of your mod and drag and drop the contents into the minecraft.jar.
  4. Delete the META-INF folder in the minecraft.jar. Close minecraft.jar.
  5. Open Minecraft and play!
  6. If your mod doesn’t work properly or you get a black screen at the Minecraft startup: You need Delete your minecraft.jar found here “C:\Users\(insert computer name here)\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin”. Then Open Minecraft, let it auto-update so your .jar can be restord. Attempt to re-install mod (If you want).
  • Install Mod for Mac
  1. Open up your finder application. In the menu that appears full of files, locate the one named Library.
  2. Locate the file named Application-Support. It is usually near the top of the contents inside of the folder labeled Library.
  3. Locate the folder named minecraft. Once inside of the minecraft folder, open the folder labeled bin. This folder contains the minecraft.jar
  4. Slowly double click the minecraft.jar so you are able to rename it. Rename the folder minecraft.jar.zip. It will ask you if you want to use .jar or .zip. Select .zip to save your changes to the folder’s name.
  5. Open the now newly created folder named minecraft.jar.zip which will give you a new folder named minecraft.jar. This will now act as your minecraft.jar
  6. You are now able to drag any .class files needed into the jar to play the mod you wish.

Developer: chicken_bones

Download ChickenBones Mod for Minecraft 1.5.1:

 ChickenBones Mod 1.5.1

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